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Mecca2Medina responds to Yvonne Ridley

  • Author: MR
  • Filed under: Hip Hop, Islam
  • Date: May 19,2006 | 09:33 PM

Mecca2MedinaRecently, Yvonne Ridley wrote an article about some Islamic Relief concert in England featuring Sami Yusuf and Mecca2Medina. She called Mecca2Medina a boy band, which is absolutely ridiculous. Mecca2Medina is a rap group from the UK with Caribbean origins. Who does she think she is? Here is a response to her offensive article:

Mecca2Medina – Not a Boy Band (mp3)

Update: Ismael from Mecca2Medina comments on my blog below here.


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  • 94 Responses for "Mecca2Medina responds to Yvonne Ridley"

    1. Asterik June 6th, 2006 at 2:26 pm

      Yvonee Ridley’s response:

      http://www.muslimsweekly.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2064&Itemid=238

      I’m so glad to see that she has written a response.

    2. Asterik June 6th, 2006 at 2:33 pm

      “To many scholars for dollars, every one has an opinion, we have Islamic HipHop, Islamic Riba (banking), Islamic Pork, soon Islamic Lottery.”

      No you’re wrong, we follow the consensus of muslims scholars, and they all agree that riba/pork/lottery is haraam. On the issue of music, there isn’t a consensus.

      By the way, the quran doesn’t directly mention music/singing.

      There’s no need to make denigrating comments about those that make nasheeds or attend nasheed events (“jahil”). The sunnah is to be moderate.

      Extremism = my way is correct and my way only

      there is a legitimate difference of opinion in terms of music, and you should respect your fellow brothers and sisters that take a different legit ruling than the one you take.

      there’s more to say but i gotta go.

      one last thing, there’s nothing wrong with earning money. i wonder whatever job you do (whether it be a lawyer or a cleaner) that u will refuse any wages fi-sabilillah

    3. Ismael June 7th, 2006 at 2:52 pm

      As a member of Mecca2Medina I must let you know that we are big fans of sister Yvonne Ridley. Her show the Agenda is one of the best shows on the Islam Channel (without a doubt) I have also had the pleaseure of being invited on her show when she had the tribute to Malcolm X IN FEBUARY 2005 with Dawood Gustave (from Love Music Hate Racism)and Prof. Dan Jumma.

      I truly feel that Sister Yvonne has more bravery than many of our male brothers because when it comes to informing the Ummah about what is happening in Iraq, Afghanistan or anything concerning Muslims she talks without fear. We have met her quite a few times and we always learn something new. We recognise and respect that she is truly blessed.

      Many things written in the article are/were true without doubt but we felt that the ‘boyband’ slur was an insult, she has met us many times before. We were in the middle of recording a new hip hop album/mixtape called ‘Truthseekers’ and we wasn’t going to answer back but I thought I never come to Islam to be a punching bag of Insults. We tried our best to answer her back with an element of respect and everything we said behind her back we said on the track (so we could not be accused of backbiting) According to the Sheikhs,Imams and Scholars we have met THEY HAVE TOLD US THAT MUSIC IS HALAL ONCE IT’S USED TO ENJOIN THE GOOD AND FORBID THE EVIL. We respect the opinion of people who say music is haram and we sometime organise shows without music with just vocals only….

      So when we recorded the track, we thought that would be the best way to get our points across because we are a rap group at the end of the day. We were invited to come on the Islam Channel and the CEO ALSO ADVISED US in Islam we have the right to defend ourselves.
      We have spoken via texts to sister Yvonne and we are still fans of her hard work in bringing the truth to the Ummah. For the record I must let you know that we have made up with the sister and she is our sister in faith and deen. May Allah continue to bless and protect her……

      Please pray for Allah to forgive and bless all of us as we are living in hard times.

      We should be on her wonderful Agenda Show on the 16th of June Insh’lla I will print up the lyrics soon. (when I get the time)
      Ismael of Mecca2Medina
      http://www.myspace.com/mecca2medina http://www.mecca2medina.com

    4. Ismael June 7th, 2006 at 2:58 pm

      David The Historian has recently been sent to jail for claiming that less than 6 million Jews never died in World war 2, Imam Jamil Al Ameen who was formerly Rap H brown (of the Black Panthers) has been fitted up in prison for a crime he did not commit. I was praising The pilgrims/Poetic Pilgrimage (who performed recently with Habib Ali Jufri)The Pearls Of Islam and missundastood who are all sister poets. I was also praising sisters Salma Yaqoob, Adeela Shabbazz and Ayesha Bewley for representing women In Islam PROPERLY. I sdhould send the write up soon. Thanks for all the comments. mysalam

    5. Asterik June 7th, 2006 at 6:22 pm

      I like that you mention all these people, because I for one didn’t know about some of them before, and have now researched them on the net.

      Jazakallah Ismael and inshallah I will remember you in my duas.

    6. FieldMuslim June 8th, 2006 at 8:25 am

      “No you’re wrong, we follow the consensus of muslims scholars, and they all agree that riba/pork/lottery is haraam. On the issue of music, there isn’t a consensus.”

      I am sorry most ‘scholars’ have said Islamic Banking is halal but alhamdollilah a few now have gone back to the criterion and this fallacy will be exposed just like music. ‘Scholars’ are not the criterion the Quran is.

      Music is not in the Quran but the arabic language is so rich and powerful that words like lawh and laib (loosly tranlated as play and distraction) are in there and Music generally falls under this. Anyone who thinks it is not a distraction has really been fooled.

    7. Mujahideen Ryder June 8th, 2006 at 9:08 am

      FieldMuslim on June 8, 2006 at 8:25 am said:

      “No you’re wrong, we follow the consensus of muslims scholars, and they all agree that riba/pork/lottery is haraam. On the issue of music, there isn’t a consensus.”

      I am sorry most ‘scholars’ have said Islamic Banking is halal but alhamdollilah a few now have gone back to the criterion and this fallacy will be exposed just like music. ‘Scholars’ are not the criterion the Quran is.

      Music is not in the Quran but the arabic language is so rich and powerful that words like lawh and laib (loosly tranlated as play and distraction) are in there and Music generally falls under this. Anyone who thinks it is not a distraction has really been fooled.

      wat are u talking about bro? Islam has a great banking system and it fits into the modern western standards too. there are many Islamic approved by scholars such as Mufti Taqi Usmani who is one of the top in the world, and they are some that are approved and supervised by Al-Azhar. HSBC bank has a special Islamic loan. There are others to such as Amana Mutual funds, etc. They strictly adhere to Islam. If you don’t beleive it, then go see for youserlf. go and ask the Islamic banks how they function. They function like how they did throught the history of Islam.

      I dont understand why Muslims downgrade Islam’s economic standards. It’s so beautiful, and Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) was a genious. Most people who complain about these Islamic banks, haven’t even picked up 1 book on islamic banking or haven’t even checked the bank to see how they function.

      Education is lacking amongst Muslims.

    8. FieldMuslim2 June 8th, 2006 at 10:08 am

      Peace Be Unto Those Who Follow Right Guidance.

      Mujahideen Ryder states that:

      “wat are u talking about bro? Islam has a great banking system and it fits into the modern western standards too.”

      Since when is Al-Islam supposed to “fit into” kufr? Integration/assimilation – including that of ‘economics’ – has no place in Deen. (Please reflect on Surah Al-Kaafiroon and bear in mind that Islam is NOT a mere religion, but a Deen.)

      Unfortunately, too many Muslims – and ‘Muslims’ – are confused about the issue of ‘Iqtisad (economics) and the nature of the relation of banking – Islamic or otherwise – to Riba. In order to alleviate such ignorance, I refer interested parties to the following on-line sources:

      “The Judgement on Riba” by Umar Ibrahim Vadillo
      http://www.shaykhabdalqadir.com/content/articles/Art037_12032005.html

      “Paper Money: A Legal Judgement” by Umar Ibrahim Vadillo
      http://www.shaykhabdalqadir.com/content/articles/Art029_04112004.html

      “Is Islamic banking Islamic?” by Tarek Al Diwany
      http://www.globalwebpost.com/farooqm/study_res/i_econ_fin/diwany_ibanking.htm

      “Islamic Banking Isn’t Islamic” by Tarek Al Diwany
      http://www.islamic-finance.com/item100_f.htm

      Peace

    9. Mujahideen Ryder June 8th, 2006 at 11:12 am

      FieldMuslim2 on June 8, 2006 at 10:08 am said:

      Peace Be Unto Those Who Follow Right Guidance.

      Mujahideen Ryder states that:

      “wat are u talking about bro? Islam has a great banking system and it fits into the modern western standards too.”

      Since when is Al-Islam supposed to “fit into” kufr? Integration/assimilation – including that of ‘economics’ – has no place in Deen. (Please reflect on Surah Al-Kaafiroon and bear in mind that Islam is NOT a mere religion, but a Deen.)

      Unfortunately, too many Muslims – and ‘Muslims’ – are confused about the issue of ‘Iqtisad (economics) and the nature of the relation of banking – Islamic or otherwise – to Riba. In order to alleviate such ignorance, I refer interested parties to the following on-line sources:

      “The Judgement on Riba” by Umar Ibrahim Vadillo
      http://www.shaykhabdalqadir.com/content/articles/Art037_12032005.html

      “Paper Money: A Legal Judgement” by Umar Ibrahim Vadillo
      http://www.shaykhabdalqadir.com/content/articles/Art029_04112004.html

      “Is Islamic banking Islamic?” by Tarek Al Diwany
      http://www.globalwebpost.com/farooqm/study_res/i_econ_fin/diwany_ibanking.htm

      “Islamic Banking Isn’t Islamic” by Tarek Al Diwany
      http://www.islamic-finance.com/item100_f.htm

      Peace

      thank you for the links. here is a book:

      Islamic Finance
      Mufti Taqi Usman, Darul Uloom
      http://www.darululoomkhi.edu.pk/fiqh/islamicfinance/islamicfinance.html

      Mufti Taqi Usmani is aslo a member of the following Islamic finanicial organizations in the world:

    10. Accounting and Auditing Organization of Islamic Financial Institutions, Bahrain. (Chairman of Shariah Standard Council)
    11. Bahrain Monetary Agency (BMA), Bahrain (Chairman of Shariah Board)
    12. Amana Investments Limited, Sri Lanka. (Chairman of Shariah Board)
    13. Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank, UAE. (Chairman of Shariah Board)
    14. Meezan Bank Ltd, Pakistan. (Chairman of Shariah Board)
    15. Islamic Bank of Britain plc,UK (Chairman of Shariah Board)
    16. HSBC Amanah Finance, Dubai.
    17. BankIslami Pakistan Limited, Pakistan. (Chairman of Shariah Board)
    18. Again, brother, Islam is not backward, and it is not just a religion. Islam has a banking system which can be applied to today and not just in the past.

    19. FieldMuslim2 June 8th, 2006 at 12:48 pm

      Salaamun aleikum.

      I am not impressed by the “Lizard-hole” emulation of the kuffaar by post-‘Abduh modernists (regardless if they wish to masquerade as traditionalists/conservatives etc) who wish to rubber-stamp as “sharia’-compliant” (sic) institutions such as “Islamic banking”. there is nothing ‘backward’ about rejecting banking [=RIBA-nomics]. Historically, the ummah enjoyed global economic supremacy WITHOUT banking and could do so again. It is a shame that so many Muslims – and ‘Muslims’ – are suffering from a failure of nerve and incapable of thinking outside ‘the box’ of kufr. Indeed, ad-duna sijn-ul mu’min.

      However, in the spirit of reciprocity, allow me to recommend the following text:

      “Riba: The Moral Economy of Usury, Interest and Profit” by Ziaul Haque
      http://onlineislamicstore.com/b6870.html

      Fi amaan illah

    20. Asterik June 8th, 2006 at 1:33 pm

      FieldMuslim, you said: ‘Scholars’ are not the criterion the Quran is.

      Be careful though, it is a fitnah for you to derive fiqh yourself from the Quran unless you are fully qualified to do so.

      If you doubt this issue, research it from any Sunni non-Salafi non-Wahhabbi sources.

      As Shaykh Abdul Hakim Murad said:

      “With every Muslim now a proud mujtahid, and with taqlid dismissed as a sin rather than a humble and necessary virtue, the divergent views which caused such pain in our early history will surely break surface again. Instead of four madhhabs in harmony, we will have a billion madhhabs in bitter and self-righteous conflict. No more brilliant scheme for the destruction of Islam could ever have been devised.”

      In his article: http://www.masud.co.uk/ISLAM/ahm/newmadhh.htm

    21. mujahideenryder June 8th, 2006 at 10:04 pm

      FieldMuslim2 on June 8, 2006 at 12:48 pm said:

      Salaamun aleikum.

      I am not impressed by the “Lizard-hole” emulation of the kuffaar by post-‘Abduh modernists (regardless if they wish to masquerade as traditionalists/conservatives etc) who wish to rubber-stamp as “sharia’-compliant” (sic) institutions such as “Islamic banking”. there is nothing ‘backward’ about rejecting banking [=RIBA-nomics]. Historically, the ummah enjoyed global economic supremacy WITHOUT banking and could do so again. It is a shame that so many Muslims – and ‘Muslims’ – are suffering from a failure of nerve and incapable of thinking outside ‘the box’ of kufr. Indeed, ad-duna sijn-ul mu’min.

      However, in the spirit of reciprocity, allow me to recommend the following text:

      “Riba: The Moral Economy of Usury, Interest and Profit” by Ziaul Haque
      http://onlineislamicstore.com/b6870.html

      Fi amaan illah

      are u saying that the Prophet (saas) did not have any type of economic, banking or finanicial system. the 4 caliphs didnt set up any type of institution to help finance?

      i would never want Muslims like you to run a country. it would collapse in a day. im not talkin about riba. riba is straight up haram.

      there is islamic banking without riba. subhanAllah. you really need to read the history of Islam, in Andalusia, in India, in Iraq and North Africa.

      Thank you “Asterik”

    22. FieldMuslim June 9th, 2006 at 3:37 am

      “i would never want Muslims like you to run a country. it would collapse in a day. im not talkin about riba. riba is straight up haram.”

      Alhamdollilah keep the pharoh in power, all I am interestd in is replacing the current pharonic system of White Supremacy with one of Jutsice, i.e. Al-Islam. u cannot run a country when your currency is in the global riba system. It takes time to understand this, u need to de-colonize your mind. Banking=Riba. U can have a riba-free system without these jahil banks. The messenger did not have banks or hiphop.

      “Be careful though, it is a fitnah for you to derive fiqh yourself from the Quran unless you are fully qualified to do so.”

      I never could do this, it takes years of study of the arabic language and rulings, all i said was the quran is the ultimate Criterion, AL-Furqan. We follow scholars blindly like we do them down lizard holes, are we always in denial of this? We must always justify ourselves and think we are some chosen people like Bani-israel, and look what happend to them.

      Peace

    23. Mujahideen Ryder June 9th, 2006 at 11:06 am

      “The messenger did not have banks or hiphop.”

      The messenger (saas) didn’t have a written copy of the Qura’n. The messenger (saas) didn’t have a car. The messenger (saas) didnt have lines in the masjid.

      With your type of attitude, you need to go live in the dessert.

      And by the way you need to learn about the “bait-ul-maal” banking system of Islam.

      Again, please read that book, that I posted before. I don’t know what scholar you listen to, maybe you don’t at all. If you don’t, then this discussion is useless.

    24. Hajar June 9th, 2006 at 11:41 am

      FiledMuslim – You have no idea what you’re talking about, have some adab towards the people of ‘ilm, you know not a grain of sand in comparison to what they do, so keep quiet.

      We’ve seen enough of your type that curse at the shuyook because they are unable to see that one matter can have more than one ruling on it.

      ” Fas-aloo Ahl al dhikri in kuntum laa ta’lamoon (Ask Ahl al-Dhikr if you do not know).” (Holy Qur’an, 16:43

      Our ahl al dhikr are the ulama, who are yours? or do you feel like you can derive rulings from the quraan yourself?

      Afterall you seem to dismiss rulings and say that the only criterion is the quran, what do you think the ulama base their rulings on?

      MR> This is why i have comments in moderation mode. to filter out idiots.

    25. don mullah the field June 9th, 2006 at 4:02 pm

      are you in the field or the house muslim man. That this the question. In truth this is so childish the forum that is. Its like a bunch of a..hole

      I think sister ridley was right to diss you uncle toms. no time for fake ones..

      you ain’t real… as ultra magnetic said
      Big up sami yusef and the nasheeds crew for helping the children

      In truth ilm wear is deeper that your music and so is the audio on the bandung2 website. Learn your lesson cheaper by the dozen 2, you are no spoken person for the majority of brothers and sisters or me .

      last real niggah alive.

    26. FieldMuslim2 June 12th, 2006 at 5:08 am

      Peace Be Unto Those Who Follow Right Guidance.

      Bayt-ul-maal = ‘banking system of Islam’ (sic)?

      No. “Bayt-ul-maal” = treasury.

      To assert an equivalence between a treasury and a bank is to obfuscate the Riba issue.

      Peace

    27. Mujahideen Ryder’s Blog - Not the normal Muslim blog… » Sami Yusuf responds to Yvonne Ridley June 17th, 2006 at 10:16 pm

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    28. timtim June 18th, 2006 at 1:30 am

      osmangazali on May 22, 2006 at 8:04 am said:

      but we have to keep in mind that lots of sisters are doing what yvonne says.they are going crazy for sami. and he doesnt say anything on this on scenes. he can tell them that what they do is not ok. maybe he s enjoying this??!

      what yvonna did is looking @ sami and those gals and making a general comment about the ummah. who is sami? just a boy singing nasheeds. u cant make decisions by sami…

      oh no you didn’t “he might be enjoying this?” astaghfirullah… how can you question someone’s intention like that? it’s not a light thing to imply something like that

    29. daaniya June 19th, 2006 at 2:11 pm

      Open Letter
      From Sami Yusuf to Yvonne Ridley

      17/06/06

      Dear Yvonne,

      Peace and blessings of God be upon you.

      Your recent article on ‘Pop Culture in the Name of Islam’ has been brought to my attention. I commend you for voicing your opinion and raising some very important issues – albeit in a very provocative manner. I thought it would be useful to share some of my thoughts with you on this matter.

      As a Muslim artist, I regularly seek clarification and advice from world-renowned scholars on art, music, singing and culture. Be informed that the subject of music is one of the most controversial topics in Islamic Jurisprudence. I respect those who consider music to be haram. Yes eminent scholars of our past have opined such. However, I respect and follow the opinion of other eminent scholars – classical and contemporary, who permit singing and the use of musical instruments. The well-established jurisprudential rule states that ‘in matters where there is ikhtilaf (differences of opinion) there is to be no condemnation of either opinion.’ This is from the beauty of the religion of Islam. The diversity of our cultural, legal and social traditions is something we are in dire need of celebrating not condemning. So let’s agree to disagree on this one.

      The obsessive fascination of fans towards any celebrity – be it in arts, music, politics, media, etc – to the point of hysteria and hero-worshipping is definitely unhealthy not to mention un-Islamic. Of course, as Muslims, we are required to abide by certain etiquettes in whatever situation we may find ourselves in. However, I definitely did not see girls dancing or behaving indecently in any of my concerts. To state otherwise is a gross exaggeration if not an outright fallacy. And if indeed that did take place then let’s deal with it in the true Prophetic tradition – a tradition that imparts love, mercy, tolerance and wisdom. Let me share with you the story of the Bedouin who came to the Prophet’s mosque and started urinating in the mosque itself. The Companions rushed to grab him and give him a ‘good beating.’ But the Prophet did not allow them to do so and told them to let him be. After the Bedouin had urinated, the Prophet asked his Companions to bring a bucket of water and wash the place. Afterwards he called the man and with gentleness and affection explained to him that this was a place of worship and that it should be kept clean. Though I have to say that had the Bedouin been around today he would be lucky to get away with just a ‘good beating’!

      Indeed the state of contemporary mainstream music is one dominated by celebrity worship, materialism and the constant promotion of a consumerist culture that seeks only to derive instant emotional and physical gratification. The arts industry in general – and the music industry specifically – is being commercialised at the expense of art itself. We don’t value good art or good music anymore – it’s about what can sell most in the market. In the midst of all this, it is upon all conscious and responsible artists who look beyond the commercial to work in refining arts and music. Apart from entertaining audiences, music is a powerful medium to communicate values and social messages. In these times where heinous crimes against humanity are being committed, we as artists – Muslims or non-Muslims, British or non-British – have a duty to use this medium to bring some sanity to this world of unrest, fear, violence, terror and war. Human life and dignity are values that should be cherished and championed by all. Had you listened carefully to the songs in my latest album which is actually entitled ‘My Ummah’ before hastily passing judgements, you would have noticed my modest attempt at addressing issues facing the global Muslim community – such as regaining our lost legacy in all spheres of human life, oppression in different parts of the Muslim world, Aids, landmines, poverty and freedom to wear the hijab.

      This leads me to another important issue which you raised – that of identity and culture. Who are we? How do we define ourselves? What do we stand for? Let me remind you again – I am a British Muslim. Proud to be Muslim and proud to be British! Why? Because this is what Islam teaches me to be – loyal towards my faith and my country. Throughout our rich history, wherever Muslims settled they adopted and fused the best aspects of the local culture/society with Islamic teachings and traditions. As Dr. Umar Faruq Abdallah, a leading American Muslim scholar and thinker writes in ‘Islam the Cultural Imperative’:

      …In history, Islam showed itself to be culturally friendly and, in that regard, has been likened to a crystal clear river. Its waters (Islam) are pure, sweet, and life-giving but—having no color of their own—reflect the bedrock (indigenous culture) over which they flow. In China, Islam looked Chinese; in Mali, it looked African. Sustained cultural relevance to distinct peoples, diverse places, and different times underlay Islam’s long success as a global civilization…

      At a time when leading Muslim scholars and thinkers have reached an advanced stage in crystallising theories of citizenship and positive integration into Western societies, any discussion of renouncing parts of our identity is simply ridiculous, dangerous and destructive – especially for someone who has no other homeland. Such emotional fist-pumping and chest-pounding about renouncing our British identity may seem attractive to a minority of Muslim youth, but as Muslims in positions of influence like yourself, we should not play to these base instincts. Rather, we should try to be more far-sighted and responsible in our discourse and not sacrifice this in the pursuit of tabloid-style sensationalist journalism.

    30. daaniya June 19th, 2006 at 2:12 pm

      http://www.samiyusuf.com/press/Sami_Yusuf_open_letter.htm

    31. Mujahideen Ryder June 19th, 2006 at 4:05 pm

      daaniya on June 19, 2006 at 2:12 pm said:

      http://www.samiyusuf.com/press/Sami_Yusuf_open_letter.htm

      I already posted it on my blog. 😀

    32. muslim brother June 21st, 2006 at 3:38 pm

      Quoting UK-Bruv: The crowd did act in a very disgusting way when Sami was performing, (gives the expression la haya fi deen a whole new meaning) and as noone told them to behave otherwise its an implicit approval.

      To support your quote:

      The Prophet (s) said, “Idaa lam tastahi fasna’ maa shi’t” “If you have no Hayah then do what you wish.” 40 hadith Nawawi.

    33. Mujahideen Ryder’s Blog - Not the normal Muslim blog… » Azhar Usman responds to Yvonne Ridley June 22nd, 2006 at 8:19 pm

      […] Azhar Usman responds to Yvonne Ridley By mujahideenryder This was before Sami Yusuf responded to her, but Azhar Usman (Muslim Comedian from the Allah Made me Funny Tour) wrote a letter about a month ago to Yvonne regarding her little rant. Mecca2Medina also responded to her a while back. Azhar Usman writes: […]

    34. Sariea July 13th, 2006 at 12:25 am

      Bismillah.

      Im somewhat against what the sister said. Rapping, as long as it is within islamic context, staying away from what is prohibited, is just a way to attract muslims to enjoy halal music, instead of listning to other rap “eminem, etc” why not listem to M2M???

      but the other point is, many companions of the prophet “pbuh” stayed away from some halal just to have like a “safety margine” between halal and haram. Give your self some practice, try to stay away from some halal to get your self and your soul in check and under control.

      May alla help us all and keep this ummah united, always and forever.

      mujahideen ryder… jazaka alla for such a great website, may alla make it with your good deeds

      salam

    35. Nusaiba July 25th, 2006 at 9:42 am

      i think sis. yvonne was concontrating on the actions of the sistrs in the concert and blaming sami for it. people are responsible for their own actions

    36. salma August 2nd, 2006 at 3:09 pm

      nusaiabah

      and those who aid them, shade them, assist them, encourage them and promote such actino is equally accountable and responsible!!!

      and allah is all knower all wise
      the judge of judges

    37. Hajar August 2nd, 2006 at 4:26 pm

      Salma – and you’re implying what exactly? because you’ll be glad to know that Br. Sami doesnt actually support, encourage nor promote the sisters behaviour.

    38. Ismael September 26th, 2006 at 9:58 am

      Al hamdulilah Allah is the Greatest………Mecca2Medina and Yvonne Ridley will be comming together to speak out against Islamophobia At westminster uni
      (across the road from bAKER sT. sTATION)

      Love Music Hate Islamophobia
      Full Details – Be the first to write a review
      When: Friday, November 10th, 2006
      Location: Inter:mission (Westminster University Students’ Union) Marylebone Road London W1
      Muslims in Britain are at the sharp end of racism right now. Since 11 September 2001 Islamophobia has become the most visible – and “respectable” – form of racism in the Western world. The fascist BNP declared May’s local elections to be “a referendum on Islam”. As anti-racists in the UK have done many times in response to anti-Semitism or racism against British black and Asian people, we must reject the racist myths about Islam and stand shoulder-to-shoulder Muslim and non-Muslim to defeat racism and Islamophobia. We are proud to announce the first Love Music Hate Islamophobia event, Muslim and non-Muslim musicians performing together, as well as a debate on the issue of Islamophobia and how we can fight it. Performers and panellists include Mecca 2 Medina, UK Apache and Sadiq Khan MP. Also confirmed is sister Yvonne Ridley

    39. canan October 30th, 2006 at 4:07 pm

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    40. ghabgirl November 1st, 2006 at 12:18 am

      listening to islamic rap is not any better than listening to eminem…as a brother mentioned earlier, you cant tell what the words are either way which means you are listening to it strictly to enjoy the music, which is still haram even if the words are praising Allah(swt). I would only suggest doing this if you are trying to ween yourself off of non-Muslim rappers so that at least you dont have the profanity (which some Muslim rappers put profanity in their songs also).
      Another point is, although sisters are accountable for their own actions, the fact that sami yusuf and others have created this setting for them to act that way means that they will be accountable for these women’s actions.
      wallahu a3lam

    41. ruksarr March 19th, 2007 at 4:17 pm

      as salam aleikum
      my name is ruksarr I am ten I always watch you on tv u are so cool I have to sisters there names are lubna and javeriha.

    42. Wali October 5th, 2007 at 5:38 am

      Anasheed/ Music Halal or Haram by Sheikh Faisal Al-Jaasim (translated by Abu Usamah At-Thahabi: http://calltoislam.com/audio/Anasheed%20Music%20Halal%20Or%20Haram%20(24-12-06)%20-%20Shaykh%20Faisal%20Al%20Jaasim.mp3

    43. Wali October 5th, 2007 at 5:41 am

      Anasheed/ Music Halal or Haram by Sheikh Faisal Al-Jaasim (translated by Abu Usamah At-Thahabi: http://calltoislam.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=647&Itemid=26

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      Saudi Arabia and Libya were the source of about 60 percent of the foreign fighters
      who came to Iraq in the past year to facilitate attacks.

    45. east london brother November 25th, 2007 at 4:51 pm

      i heard dat ur alowed to listen to music if it brings u closer to allah(swt) and the prophet peace be upon him

    46. Ghaida December 4th, 2007 at 9:36 am

      why can’t mecca2medina and all other muslim boy bands(artists) take constructive criticism? instead of being proud and haughty accept that there is a fault in their way and take something positive from what sister yvonne is saying.

    47. tazz February 8th, 2008 at 6:58 am

      maybe we should turn off our computers and tv’s maybe even walk around with our eyes closed, switch off cellphones, prohibited (in Islam) things are all round us. There’s good and bad in all things, lets make it good
      to benefit mankind in some good way. Move along with the times, with the Deen as our guide.

    48. Najam ibn Abdul-Haq February 13th, 2008 at 4:03 pm

      Yvonne Ridley is a good sister and M2M are a group of good brothers, They appeared on her show and they got love for each other so lets not try n disunite the Ummah…

      Music is Haram its very clear in the sahih Hadiths but i respect the view of any brothers and sisters who say its Halal

      tazz on February 8, 2008 at 6:58 am said:

      maybe we should turn off our computers and tv’s maybe even walk around with our eyes closed, switch off cellphones, prohibited (in Islam) things are all round us. There’s good and bad in all things, lets make it good
      to benefit mankind in some good way. Move along with the times, with the Deen as our guide.

      Can you please show me brother where you found out that computers, tv’s and cell fones are haram? As Muslims when we say something is prohibited we have to bring proof from the Qur’an or Sahih hadith

    49. Iman May 14th, 2008 at 11:46 am

      These are one brave HUMANS!! Sis Yvonne, PLEASE I BEG YOU!! If you LOOOOOOve criticsing, go and criticies israel..america, Bush, That rice and others who r LITERALLY takkin lives of MUSLIMS.
      oh well ya i forgot, your aim is bringing people to the “RIGHT PATH”… you dont care..i mean about the gaza issue and all that..you said cry for them..not work right?? mmm i am getting to a result…
      anyway!! chill out Thanks fo postin yo
      peace be on us all :)

    50. Muhammad najm Ibn Abdul-Haqq May 14th, 2008 at 11:57 am

      Iman on May 14, 2008 at 11:46 am said:

      These are one brave HUMANS!! Sis Yvonne, PLEASE I BEG YOU!! If you LOOOOOOve criticsing, go and criticies israel..america, Bush, That rice and others who r LITERALLY takkin lives of MUSLIMS.
      oh well ya i forgot, your aim is bringing people to the “RIGHT PATH”… you dont care..i mean about the gaza issue and all that..you said cry for them..not work right?? mmm i am getting to a result…
      anyway!! chill out Thanks fo postin yo
      peace be on us all :)

      brother Iman PLEASE I BEG YOU!!

      get it straight, our sister Yvonne has critisized israel..america, Bush, That rice and others who r LITERALLY takkin lives of MUSLIMS many times on live television… matter of fact her show got banned because so many Jews complained…

      so how dare you point the finger at our pious sister who has done alot for the Ummah, also check out the lecture she did bout the Taliban.. you can download it from here http://www.path-to-jannah.com/2008/03/blog-post_15.html

      also Im not sure if you know Mecca 2 Medina brothers have been on her show even after releasing that song and they got nuff love for the sister

      she simply stated the obvious fact and modernised part time muslims are attacking our sister for that… Allah knows best

    51. Muhammad Najm Ibn Abdul-Haqq May 14th, 2008 at 12:00 pm

      east london brother on November 25, 2007 at 4:51 pm said:

      i heard dat ur alowed to listen to music if it brings u closer to allah(swt) and the prophet peace be upon him

      whoever said that has got no evidence from Qur’an or Sunnah, if someone makes such a claim we should always ask them for the evidence and Allah knows best

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    53. baqir Shah April 11th, 2010 at 2:10 am

      I agree with Brother Sami.You cannot blame him for what those sisters did. Islams clearly says you are responsible for your actions and you are accountable for it alone. Sami cannot be blamed for something those sisters did which was wrong. If we put our responsibility on other people we are acting like christians who say that jesus christ will forgive us and they confess. Sami’s intention was never to do that. He said it in his letter. those sisters alone are responsible for what happend. many people at the concert sat and listened resectfully to his music. Its not his fault. Salaam.

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